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The Iron Capital Blog: Perspective

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • November 15, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

Suffering Fools

It could be said of every mentor I have ever had that “he did not suffer fools.” This didn’t mean that one could not disagree with them, but one had better have his facts straight and a logical argument or he was going to be put in his place.  One of my bosses in particular…

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • October 18, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

Blowing the Whistle

What does Auschwitz have to do with Facebook? People who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. The lesson we should learn from the horrors of Auschwitz is that people can be convinced to do unspeakable things. People don’t just wake up one morning and decide to be evil; they have to be moved slowly but steadily in that direction.

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • September 9, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

The Reality of 9/11

This is not about Joe Biden, it is about our culture. We now care more about perception than we do about reality. Biden is simply a living example of what a lifetime of politics does to one’s soul. Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks and 14 years after the introduction of the iPhone, our entire culture is consumed with perception.

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • August 24, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

Failure to Communicate

A recent incident with our pre-teen daughter reminded me of a glaring problem in our culture today: We have lost the ability to communicate.

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • June 21, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

These Are Taxing Times

Both political parties have abused the economic realities of taxation. We can have different perspectives on what the tax system should look like, but we need to accept the facts of what history tells us actually works.